Stitcher Oakland, California


Description

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at www.siriusxm.com/careers.

Position Summary:

99% Invisible is looking for a talented and driven Senior Audio Engineer who will work remotely with the hopes of joining the team in Oakland California when it is deemed safe.

With over 450 million downloads, 99% Invisible is consistently one of the most popular podcasts in iTunes. The podcast is hosted by Roman Mars, and is the newest addition to Stitcher, the world's largest pure-play podcasting company, now part of SiriusXM. Stitcher started as beloved comedy podcast network Earwolf and now via Midroll, provides ad sales and distribution services to 300+ shows such as WTF with Marc Maron, Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations and many more. With Stitcher, SiriusXM is on a mission to transform podcasting into a major part of the media landscape, and is always looking for like-minded enthusiasts to help.

The Senior Audio Engineer will be part of the growing team responsible for recording, mixing and sound designing primarily 99% Invisible shows, as well as working on Stitcher's growing roster of podcasts, which range from weekly host-driven shows, to richly sound-designed storytelling, to complex investigative serials. In addition to ensuring that the highest quality audio is captured and delivered, you’ll collaborate with hosts and producers, help to maintain a pleasant, organized and efficient studio environment, and ensure that our listeners always enjoy great-sounding audio.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as one Word or PDF document.

Duties and Responsibilities:

What you’ll do…

  • Record, edit & mix 99% Invisible.
  • Collaborate with 99% Invisible Director of Sound and Stitcher producers to provide creative sound design.
  • Occasionally, as time allows record, edit and mix Stitcher original podcasts 
  • Provide support and training to the content team in Pro Tools and recording best practices. Foster deep trust, reliability, and good relationships with hosts, producers and others.
  • Collaborate with the Stitcher audio engineering team in the management of production and operational workflows and maintaining digital archives to the highest industry standard.
  • Integrate with 99% Invisible team to help maintain and operate Oakland, CA audio production facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • none

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience working as an audio engineer on podcasts or broadcasts.
  • Experience mixing documentary-style podcasts, including narration, interviews, field recordings, archival tape, and music. Especially looking for experience cleaning and repairing noisy or low-quality archival audio.
  • Highly experienced with recording studio equipment including mixers, microphones, mic preamps, near field monitors, and signal flow.
  • Experience with creative editorial; making choices in cutting and arranging audio for pacing, narrative continuity and quality.
  • Experience with remote home recording for podcasts or other media preferred
  • Previous experience with field recording and field recording equipment.

Requirements and General Skills:

Skills & Abilities

  • Very high-level experience with industry standard DAW software required, as well as familiarity with iZotope, UAD, Waves and other industry-standard 3rd party plugins.
  • Significant creative experience in varied techniques of sound design, music arrangement and creative mixing
  • Familiarity with generally accepted podcast loudness standards, and ability to deliver episodes at consistent loudness levels according to in-house specifications.
  • Past success in a fast, efficient, highly organized and disciplined group, with proven ability to consistently perform in a high volume, fast turnaround environment.
  • Nuanced attention to detail in audio and sound quality.
  • Proficiency with Mac computers and macOS.
  • Thorough understanding of on-demand audio space, engineering, recording, editing and arranging, signal flow, post-production, mixing and mastering for dialog, sound design and music.
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced and evolving industry and workplace.

The podcast industry's workforce should reflect society at large, in all its diversity. As an industry leader, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees to thrive and create content that helps people of all backgrounds feel connected. We acknowledge there are barriers to entry in this rapidly growing industry. We are committed to making diversity a priority in our hiring practices, while investing in employee retention strategies for underrepresented groups, and elevating underrepresented voices in podcasting.

Applicants who identify as part of one or more underrepresented groups in podcasting are encouraged to apply. Areas of under-representation could include but are not limited to race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, economic background, sexual orientation and/or ability.

More details about our company benefits can be found here!

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.